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by Volante
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 414
Views: 47362

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Carlsen is now up three whole stinking games. I really hope he Bongclouds his next turn on white. Added bonus: chess's old guard would all drop dead of heart attacks.
by Volante
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1175

Re: Monday, December 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bit of a burn by Miyam at the end there... "We'll see if Hester's score holds up" I felt like Mayim overexplained the "Post Doctoral" category. She said, "Responses start with 'D-O' and come after 'doctoral' alphabetically." We've seen a lot of "Post [blank],"...
by Volante
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 91
Replies: 117
Views: 3223

Re: LL Season 91

Dang, I could've lead my rundle if I moneyed properly. Instead I didn't even contribute to the team score...
by Volante
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/29/21 week
Replies: 27
Views: 438

Re: FJs for the 11/29/21 week

opusthepenguin wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:48 pm (Was Little Big Horn also in Dakota Territory? I can't tell.)
In 1876 it was not, though it was from 1861-1863 (then it ended up in Idaho Territory for a year before Montana Territory was established)
by Volante
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1735

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You’re surprised? I believe if you conducted a poll over 90% of boardies wouldn’t change a thing when it comes to the signaling device. Your opinion is the extreme minority. Has there been a poll or discussion in which this consensus was established? I mean, doesn't the game make it impossible for ...
by Volante
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/29/21 week
Replies: 27
Views: 438

Re: FJs for the 11/29/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: *shakes fist* Fri - Habitat for Humanity Have not read Hunchback but I have seen the Laughton movie adaptation (amusingly, not the Disney version as well) Only 'apex' I would say the 'Partner...' and 'villes...' parts helped me...
by Volante
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1735

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does anyone else get the feeling that Amy is unbeatable on the signaling device? I think that might be a big factor. I have an idea for eliminating the advantage of buzzer speed. Any of the three players who ring in during a 2-second window will have a chance to be selected to answer by computer ra...
by Volante
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1735

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Chuck E. Cheese was originally a rat but was retconned into being a mouse Well, originally a coyote but they got a rat costume, which became a mouse because focus groups. Didn't pick up properly on the word "fulfills" and went with Habitat for Humanity. I think the bigger clue is the org....
by Volante
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 305
Views: 66674

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

Magnus Carlsen wins a regulation World Chess Championship game, the first time a win has been recorded in WCC's past five years. It was also the longest game in WCC history, both by moves (135) and by length (7h45) https://defector.com/magnus-carlsen-wins-longest-world-chess-championship-game-of-all...
by Volante
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1412

Re: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And I would've preferred if Ken had said, "No" to Sinnott's "Venus" instead of "Venus de Milo." As someone here once said, BMS and "I need more" should be used only rarely. If the response is incomplete, and when in doubt, the host should simply say, "No...
by Volante
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2244

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My sorta precall paid off...idly thought, "Wonder if it'll involve Hiroshima's sister cities..." FJ was tricky for me, in the sense that I came up with "twin cities" instead of sister cities. I associated "jum-" in French with jumeaux (twins) and jumeler (to pair up). I...
by Volante
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1771

Re: Friday, November 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ken's French accent is good to passable - give the man the job! Well... let's hear him say genre, Robbie Burns, and Dracula just to make sure. Yes, but how does he pronounce "microwave"? Well, if we're going to go down this road..."penguins"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GnL...
by Volante
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 305
Views: 66674

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, resigns after 7 hours... This is amazing https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59459733 Sweden's first female prime minister has been reappointed to the top job after political turmoil forced her to resign within hours of taking the post ...
by Volante
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/22/21 week
Replies: 25
Views: 657

Re: FJs for the 11/22/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Thought Reagan and McDonald's were from Indiana for some reason. Never heard of Winterlude. If you enjoy the horrors of Watership Down , be sure to check out Plague Dogs . Well, McDonald's is from San Bernardino. -Kroc-'s firs...
by Volante
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/22/21 week
Replies: 25
Views: 657

Re: FJs for the 11/22/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Tue - Amsterdam Wed - Fri - (figured rabbits, but Velveteen and Peter were too early, Goodnight Moon?... and then I ran out of time) Seen the original animated nightmare fuel Watership Down and the Netflix version. Apparently there is also a...
by Volante
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4791
Views: 841073

Re: Reretaken Down

https://www.salon.com/2021/11/27/everything-we-know-about-the-omicron-19-variant/ South Africa appears to have the most confirmed cases of Omicron so far, according to The New York Times. 58 were reportedly concentrated in the bustling province of Gauteng, which is home to the country's capital of J...
by Volante
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1771

Re: Friday, November 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A recent signature addition got me Glastonbury. What happens at Glasto stays at Glasto... Even if I considered Watership Down... having seen the original animated version, can nightmare fuel really be 'beloved'? (Also saw the Netflix version which has much less nightmare fuel.) This is the only othe...
by Volante
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1404

Re: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This time, well, 1730s seemed too late for a group that used to seat Newton so I tried thinking of some colonial group... Considering that Newton died in 1726 or 1727, I can’t see why that would be a problem. Having read many articles from the Proceedings, this was close to an Instaget. To try clar...
by Volante
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1404

Re: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ! for me today. I was surprised to see all 3 players hesitate before writing. Another impressive moment from Ken: having enough mental clarity to rule Madeline incorrect for, "The Ambassador to France" instead of "the French Ambassador". I enjoyed the majority of the ...
by Volante
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4791
Views: 841073

Re: Reretaken Down

earendel wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:59 pm
seaborgium wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:11 pm
earendel wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:49 am Nitpick: D&D is not a board game.
If you play it around a table, it is.
I, it’s a tabletop game. I suppose if you use a battlemat and minis it might count.
And depending who you play with it could definitely be a bored game